Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a provided by a team of professionals with expertise in the areas of mental health and substance use.  Specialists on the team include: Psychiatrist, Nurses, Team Leader, Co-Occurring, Vocational, Peer Recovery, and Generalists.  ACT services are provided in the home or community with the goal of supporting individuals to fully join in to their communities.  This is an intensive service that can be provided 24/7 including holidays and weekends.  Currently only serving individuals in the Middle Peninsula. Services include:

  • Intense medication organization and supervision providing security for medications 
  • Activities of daily living
  • Work related services
  • Supportive counseling
  • Social skill teaching
  • Peer counseling and support
  • Psycho-education with family

A typical ACT service recipient has:

  • Schizophrenia-spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder with psychotic features; and
  • Significant functional impairments and (daily living, maintaining employment, homemaker roles, safe living situations)
  • One or more of the following:
  • Comorbid substance abuse; and/or
  • History of frequent or long-term hospitalizations; and/or
  • History of frequent arrests/incarcerations or homelessness episodes
  • Have not (or likely would not) successfully receive services from less intensive community-based treatment programs
  1. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

    Physical Address
    5959 Fiddlers Road
    Second Floor
    Gloucester, VA 23061


    Fax: 804-824-2798